Interestingly Normal People, supposedly BBC3's newest biggest hit, has reportedly done very well online (but not sure how the figures quoted translate into an average rating), but on BBC1 they've rated quite poorly, though I suspect it was never intended for 9pm.
Personally I recorded the BBC1 airing with the intention of boxsetting the rest considering how good people said it was - and then I watched it and realised it didn't live up to the hype so letting it continue on series link and may or may not continue with it.
I do much prefer recording series to using On Demand services where I can. I actually find the iPlayer really annoying now for how they treat the end of shows - they basically use a full screen ECP
nowadays which really irritates me.
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